Cab driver, fuel extreme cheap

The cab driver drives all the day a car, nevertheless are the expenses for fuel far less than the taxes for human work.



For a cab driver with only 1500.-EUR brutto salary, according to Austrian tax law 2009, the company hat to pay 11833,92 EUR taxes, taxes to foce companies to employ less humans. Compared to this costs is the fuel extrem cheap.

  Fuel expenses for 60.000 kms a year


The table is based on 1.-EUR for one litre Diesel or gasoline, 20 Cent per kWh electric power. It shows the grotesque asymmetry between energy costs and taxes for human work.

Vehicle Consumption 100km Cost per year
6 zylinder automatic gasoline 12 litre 7200.-EUR
Diesel 8 litre 4800.-EUR
Toyota Prius 6 litre 3600.-EUR
BYD F3 DM 16 kWh 1920.-EUR

  Energy costs only with 8 cylinder SUV as high as taxes for human work


The cab driver has to drive an 8 zylinder SUV, to have same expenses for the fuel and for taxes on human work.

Carbon dioxide CO2 tax
Extent and possbile tax rates, tax revenues and.expected end of the CO2 tax.




  Tax system: saving at humans instead at energy


The historic development of our tax system. The problem of wasting in the change of time. Our tax system was created for a completely different situation.

Industrial revolution supported by government Industrial revolution supported by government
Taxes steer. The tax system should make the waste of human work impossible. Unproductive companies should not be able to pay workers any more.


Pigovian tax on humans
Only companies with the highest productivity should be able to effort humans. So the government legislated some pigovian taxes to avoid unrational human work places.


Manager wants domestic help
A modern manager talks with his chief. Because he is able to write fast on the computer, he would like to have a domestic help instead of a secretary.


CO2 tax makes cab driver cheaper
The big energy intensive companies spread by mass media fear and scare about the CO2 tax. The truth, even cab driving becomes cheaper.




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